After a few words from Helga Aguayo, Agustin's wife, the gathering moved off from the Park and headed towards the military recruiters office on NE Broadway.
The event featured Conscientious Objector Agustin Aguayo, recently released from an 8 month prison term for desertion.
After serving a one year deployment to Iraq, Aguayo applied for Conscientious Objector status, which was denied and his unit was subsequently redeployed back to Iraq. Agustin refused to leave with his unit and went absent without leave (AWOL).
Since serving his prison term, Aguayo has been actively working with at-risk youth, dedicating his life to informing high risk youth of the other side recruits don't see in military recruitment ads.